Jayasurya, Anoop Menon in Bible-inspired film

Published: 18th September 2012 02:44 PM  |   Last Updated: 18th September 2012 02:44 PM   |  A+A-


Jayasurya-Anoop Menon, the hit duo is teaming up once again after ‘Cocktail’, ‘Beautiful’ and the yet to be released ‘Trivandrum Lodge’. The duo will be seen together once again in national award winning director Rajeevnath’s ‘David & Goliath’.

In the Bible, the story of David and Goliath is all about how the meek and innocent David kills the philistine giant Goliath through a slingshot in the battle of Philistine and Israel. The movie, which deals with the concept of the strong and weak, has Jayasurya playing David while Anoop Menon appears as Goliath.

Talking about the film, Anoop Menon says, “We have taken the biblical characters and given it modern day interpretation. It will show how in every David there resides a strong and courageous Goliath who can win even a difficult battle. The movie will be a complete entertainer.”

Jayasurya who plays the innocent young man David, says that the movie will deal with a fresh subject that no Malayalam film has dealt with. “The film’s subject is new and my character David is an innocent countryside boy. He is capable of many things and has strong love in his heart,” says Jayasurya.

Anoop Menon, who has penned the screenplay for the movie says, “the story idea for ‘David & Goliath’ came when Jaysurya and I were sitting in my flat thinking what next to do after ‘Trivandrum Lodge’. The film will deal with the idea of success and failure from the micro-level. If there was no concept of success and failure, then there would have been no ego and no war between the countries that we see today.”

‘David & Goliath’ will be the fourth outing of Rajeevnath-Anoop Menon as director-screenwriter team. They have worked together for films like ‘Pakal Nakshatrangal’, ‘Anubhav’ and ‘Oru New York Sayahnam’ which is yet to be released. Talking about the film, the director says, “This film will be a complete package. It will have the situations that happen in the life of any human being. The scenic backdrop of Vagamon will be the main location.”

New face Soumya will play Jayasurya’s lady love in the film. “I play the character of a village belle. The story revolves around a church and few characters who are closely associated to it,” says Soumya. The film, being produced under the banner of Chaya Films, will go on floors by September 23.


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